“ Nawaz Sharif awarded more than 1300 plots as CM ”
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that during his tenure as Chief Minister from 1985 to 1990, Nawaz Sharif allocated 1,352 plots worth billions of rupees to a senator, 16 members of the Assembly and their relatives in various ADL projects in the provincial capital.
Buzdar revealed this at a press conference on Thursday. He revealed that these plots had been distributed in violation of discretionary quota rules.
Giving details, he said 646 plots had been distributed in Johar Town, 260 in Sabzazar, 191 in Tajpura, 108 in Gujjar Pura, 37 in Allama Iqbal Town, 32 in Model Town, 31 in Faisal Town and five more plots had been illegally attributed to Gulberg. in violation of the discretionary quota.
“These plots were intended for orphans, widows, widows of martyrs, journalists, religious scholars and sportsmen.
However, discretion has been used for political bribes.
The current government has ordered the anti-corruption establishment (ACE) to investigate the illegal allocation of plots under various LDA projects. Indiscriminate measures will be taken against illegal beneficiaries as well as against those who illegally allocated such plots, ”he noted.
“These plots were allocated in violation of the discretionary quota and Qamaru Zaman Khan played an important role in the illegal allocation of these plots. Qamaru Zaman was an employee of the Malaria Control Program; and from there he was appointed general manager of the LDA by Nawaz Sharif. Then he was assigned as private secretary to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 1997. He was also delegated as political secretary to CM Shehbaz Sharif in 2008.
He revealed that former MPA Raja Ishfaq Sarwar (late) was illegally allocated 14 plots. ACE has been ordered to take action.
“Laws have been blatantly broken in the past, but the government of the day will ensure rule of law supremacy and transparency. The goal of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is to serve the masses, ”he stressed.
Posted in The Express Tribune, March 19e, 2021.